Rishikesh Uttarakhand | Best Places to see nearby

Overview Rishikesh

Rishikesh has so many wonders to offer and the places around this hill station are no less. If you are on an extended holiday and you have visited the major sightseeing in Rishikesh, you can head out and visit some of the nearby places as well. They will amaze you with their beauty and you will have a great experience exploring the region. Here are some of the places to visit near Rishikesh within 100 km.

Renowned as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, Rishikesh earned its fame when the popular English rock band Beatles visited the place back in the 60s. The famous band, seeking spirituality, spent their time at the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

While spending some time at this ashram is a given when visiting this spiritual city, there are plenty of other places that demand your attention. Start your day with river rafting at Shivpuri followed by a simple breakfast at one of the riverside cafes and then roam around the various shops lined along Laxman Jhula.

Finally, unwind at the Ghat and submerge yourself in the magnificent and stunningly tranquil Ganga Aarti in the evening. And if you need a detailed guide to help you plan your entire itinerary, take cues from this one. Read ahead to know about the popular places to visit in Rishikesh:

Places To Visit In Rishikesh

1.Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh

One of the most prominent places in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a 450-feet long suspension bridge at the height of 70 feet from the river. Built in the year 1939, the bridge is an important attraction as it is believed that it is the same place where Lord Laxman crossed the Ganga River on a jute rope.

While you will find plenty of cafes on both sides of the bridge, the famous places you should definitely visit are Laxman Temple and Tera Manzil Mandir situated close by.

When crossing the bridge, do stop in the middle and just soak in the view of the hills all around you. Nothing is more surreal than this!

2.Ram Jhula, Rishikesh

A few miles downstream from Laxman Jhula is the Ram Jhula. Almost similar in its structure and construction, this suspension bridge was built in 1980, a little later than Laxman Jhula.

Rafting Season has kicked in Rishikesh on River Ganga (Ganges). Book your rafting in advance with one of the most trusted and reputed adventure company in Rishikesh.

The bridge is also renowned for linking two popular ashrams of the town – Swarg Ashram on one end and the Sivananda Ashram on the other. About 450 feet long, this bridge offers breath-taking views of valleys and the temples around. Walk slowly if you want to take it all in.

3.Tera Manzil Mandir, Rishikesh

Also known as Trimbakeshwar Temple, this is one of the most renowned temples of Rishikesh. Perched on the banks of River Ganga, the temple (as its name suggests) has 13 storeys and a strikingly beautiful architecture. It can be easily distinguished from afar thanks to its colourful facade.

Location: Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh Timings: 6 AM – 7 PM

4.Shri Bharat Mandir, Rishikesh

One of the oldest and the most revered temples in the entire city, Shri Bharat Mandir is dedicated to Lord Hrishikesh Narayan. This glorious temple has several mythological stories behind it. For instance, it is believed that the Pandavas, on their way to heaven, stayed at this temple and worshipped Lord Hrishikesh. It is also believed that at one point when Lord Buddha visited the temple, it was converted into a monastery for a few years. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Location: Ghat Road, Mayakund, Rishikesh

Timing: 5 AM – 12 PM; 4 PM – 9 PM; All Days

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